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Tim Copplestone photo, Senior Associate Employment & HR

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Partner

Bristol

Tim is an employment lawyer within the firm’s sport sector, having previously been an international athlete representing Great Britain in kayaking. He is identified as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 2021.

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Carol Cummins - Private Client Consultant - Clarke Willmott Bristol

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Consultant

Bristol

Carol enjoys long term relationships with her clients and likes to get to know the families well so that she can help them at each key step in life with a focus on protecting the family wealth from erosion by tax and outside claims so it remains in the family for future generations.

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Paul Davies - Partner - Private Client - Clarke Willmott Manchester

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Partner

Manchester

Paul is a Partner and head of the private capital team in Clarke Willmott's Manchester office.

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Anthony Fairweather

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Partner

Bristol

Anthony specialises in UK and international Court of Protection finance work and elderly care law and is also a professional deputy.

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Marc Long photo, Partner Employment & HR

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Head of Employment and HR Team

Southampton and London

Marc Long is the Head of Clarke Willmott's Employment and HR team specialising in TUPE and outsourcing.

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Chris Longbottom - Divorce and family solicitor - Clarke Willmott Manchester

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Partner

Manchester

Chris provides advice on complex financial cases; often involving business interests, trusts, children, foreign assets and pensions.

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Nial Murphy photo, Partner Corporate

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Partner

Southampton

Niall Murphy is a partner in Clarke Willmott's Southampton Corporate team specialising in share schemes, international tax planning and tax litigation.

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Simon Thomas photo, Partner Corporate

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Partner

Bristol

Simon helps businesses and their owners with their Corporate legal issues, advising on business structuring, funding and M&A transactions.

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Emma Macey photo, Trust & Tax Advisor Private Capital

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Associate - Tax & Trusts

Taunton

Advising Trustees, Individuals and Executors on various taxation issues, to include inheritance tax, capital gains tax, income tax and stamp duty land tax, looking both at the UK based implications but can address aspects with offshore elements when these arise.

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International Probate – An American Estate

We were instructed by the US executor of the estates of her mother and grandmother in relation to a dormant UK shareholding that formed part of the estate.

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International Software House

Our client, a US based software house, retained us to advice and act on a dispute with a Spanish purchaser of its software.

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Trade Mark Infringement: International Retail Group

Our client is an international retail group. It became aware of a retail group in a different sector changing its trade mark such that it closely resembled that of our client. Both parties traded in multiple jurisdictions.

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New COVID working patterns – working abroad

With many employees now working from home, including remotely,...

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